Suffrage Centennial Resources

Empowered to Fight


Presented by PNC and WRHS in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland,

Women and Politics | Empowered to Vote, Empowered to Lead, will trace the story of women’s empowerment,

exploring the early days of the suffragist movement, the successful fight for the 19th Amendment, the birth and

growth of the League of Women Voters as a force for clean government and the election of northern Ohio women to

positions of power on the local, state and national levels.

Empowered to Vote


Women & Politics will be accompanied by a series of programs for schoolchildren and general audiences.

Its presentation in an election year will significantly boost its appeal to a wide public audience.

Throughout WRHS, in both permanent and temporary exhibits, special attention will be given to

stories, images and artifacts that present new perspectives about the roles women played in shaping

our history. Exhibits on commerce, industry, fashion, and even the auto world will all highlight the impact

women have had in so many areas.

Empowered to Lead


Women & Politics will encourage visitors to explore the experiences and significant contributions of

women, African Americans, and immigrants in the fight to win the right to vote. Their struggle, determination,

and triumph will inspire advocacy and action to use the the power of voting to continue to make a difference.